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ENHANCING SUSTAINABILITY OF CONTINUOUS CORN CROPPING WITH INTERSEEDING OF LEGUME COVER CROP

Investigators
Ruark, M. D.
Institutions
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Start date
2020
End date
2021
Objective
The major goal of this project is to assess the benefits of interseeding red clover as a cover crop in continuous corn cropping systems. The objectives of this study are to determine the effect of interseeding red clover on (i) corn yields in interseeded year and subsequent year, (ii) response to N fertilizer in interseeded year and subsequent year, and (iii) residual (post-harvest) and early season soil N content. Additionally, the study will determine the growth, N content, and N derived from fixation for interseeded red clover in fall and spring. This study will be conducted under continuous corn, no-till management.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
WIS03034
Accession number
1021715